₱1.97-M illegally caught fish seized
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The Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces Central (NFC) has seized a total of P1.97 million worth of illegally caught fish from six fishing boats operating in seawaters off Tangalan, Aklan in Western Visayas (Region 6), the military bared on Saturday. Lt. Junior Grade Frances Maye Macapinig, CNFC public affairs officer, said the fishing boats were flagged in a joint counter-action seaborne operations launched by the Naval Intelligence and Security Group (NISG-Central) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-6) last June 24. Macapinig said a total of 55 fishermen were caught using a bag net locally known as “basing” which is an “active” fishing gear.
Sadongdong, M. A. (2020, June 29). ₱1.97-M illegally caught fish seized. Tempo, p. 3.
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